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  • But opting out altogether is the surest way to reach geononymity, and that seems to be what Andrew wants.



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  • I've read that Twitter's user demographics tilt heavily toward Generation X. The youth of the world (Millennials and younger) just don't tweet very much.

    February 23, 2010

  • Simnett said "...profit-centric Web-based businesses".

    When did the idea of a business being "profit-centric" become a) worth mentioning and b) opprobrious?

    What the fuck else is a business supposed to be? Loss-centric? Break-even centric (there are other words for those)?

    Is this looking-glass land, or what?

    Simnett, you and your "marketing executives" are talking bollocks in the first degree.

    February 21, 2010

  • 'If I say there's a Twitter generation, there's a Twitter generation.'

    LOL bilby. You're like that wizard guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail who shoots fire out of his hands at anything he sees. :D

    this guy:

    February 21, 2010

  • I knew ruzuzu would say that.

    February 21, 2010

  • Bilby definitely knows too much.

    February 21, 2010

  • If I say there's a Twitter generation, there's a Twitter generation. I have incredible powers of all kinds.

    February 21, 2010

  • Gramatically correct as the comment may be, it relies upon a false premise. There is no Twitter Generation per se. Rather, a disheveled phalanx of Internet-empowered lemmings have tried to delegate responsibility for their social conscience to a number of profit-centric Web-based businesses -- including Twitter and Facebook but by no means limited to these. A better expression to characterize this sociological phenomenon was given to us in 1988 by William J. Donnelly's prescient book, The Confetti Generation. The Millenials, as they are termed by marketing executives, have forfeited their personal data in exchange for the false assurance that they have lots of friends.

    February 21, 2010

  • It's plausible, and probably serviceable, as the example demonstrates. But what strikes me about this word is how much the Twitter generation exists for the sake of its own navel, and how they perceive T to be the very centre of human experience and thus feel the need for a tubby-keg of terms to redefine it.

    February 19, 2010

  • this was first tweeted by Ed Simnett ( on Nov 25th 2009

    entering another phase of geononymity. normal service will be resumed soon.

    3:53 PM Nov 25th, 2009 from web

    see also Geononymous

    February 19, 2010